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GEMCHEM 1400 MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 1066.25 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for GEMCHEM

Gemcitabine(1400 mg)

food interaction for GEMCHEM

alcohol interaction for GEMCHEM

pregnancy interaction for GEMCHEM

lactation interaction for GEMCHEM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Gemchem 1400 mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gemchem 1400 mg injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Gemchem 1400 mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for GEMCHEM

Gemcitabine(1400 mg)

Uses

Gemchem 1400 mg injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, testicular cancer., breast cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), blood cancer, lung cancer, bone cancer and urinary bladder cancer.

How it works

Gemchem 1400 mg injection belongs to a class of medication called anti-metabolites. It is cytotoxic in nature. They kill rapidly dividing cells (e.g. cancer cells) thus slowing down the spread of cancer in the body.

Common side effects

Decreased urination, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Fever, Hair loss, Headache, Influenza like symptoms, Loss of appetite, Mouth ulcer, Nausea, Sore throat, Tarry stools, Urine discolouration, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES for GEMCHEM

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  • GEMITRATE 1400MG INJECTION
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    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 5625/injection
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    Rs. 5625
    pay 428% more per injection
  • CITAFINE 1400MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 7142.50/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 7142.50
    pay 570% more per injection
  • CELZAR 1400MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Celon Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 2780.77/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 2780.77
    pay 161% more per injection
  • CITABOL 1400MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Venus Remedies Ltd
    Rs. 9100/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 9100
    pay 753% more per injection

Expert advice for GEMCHEM

  • Not recommended in children or adolescents below 18 years of age.
  • Inform your doctor if you have history of heart problems, vascular problems or low production of blood cells from the bone marrow (myelosupression).
  • Inform your doctor if you have breathing problems or feel weak and pale as this could be a sign of kidney dysfunction; unexplained new or worsening dyspnea or evidence of severe pulmonary toxicity.
  • Take precautions if you are on a controlled sodium diet, as this medicine contains some amount of sodium.
  • You should undergo blood count, heart/kidney/liver function tests before therapy.
  • Do not take live or attenuated vaccines during therapy and avoid contact with persons who receive them.
  • Alcohol is an ingredient of this infusion. If you are suffering from alcoholism or epilepsy, you may have serious side effects. Other medication taken at this time may have altered effects. 
  • Women who are planning to become pregnant should be counselled about the toxic effect of this drug on babies. 
  • They should use two effective methods of contraception while on this therapy and 6 months after it.
  • Men who are going to use this therapy should not father a child while on this therapy and 6 months after it. They should also seek guidance and counselling on sperm conservation before taking this therapy.
  • Do not drive or use machinery after taking this drug as it may cause sleepiness which may worsen with alcohol use.

Frequently asked questions for GEMCHEM

Gemcitabine

Q.Is gemcitabine a vesicant/ anthracycline/ prodrug?
Gemcitabine is not a vesicant/ anthracycline/ prodrug

Q.Does gemcitabine cause hair loss or abdominal pain?
Yes, gemcitabine has hair loss and abdominal pain as side effects. Please consult your doctor immediately if you experience such side effects

Q.Is gemcitabine a cytotoxic or chemotherapy agent?
Yes, gemcitabine is a cytotoxic chemotherapy agent

Q.Does gemcitabine work in pancreatic cancer?
Yes, gemcitabine is used to treat pancreatic cancer.

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Content on this page was last updated on 30 July, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)